ECB insist player welfare will not be compromised as England’s winter tours hang in balance

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The ECB have stated player well-being will not be compromised this winter and admit all winter tours are up in the air as they assess the challenges of touring in a Covid-19 world. England’s men are expected to go to Sri Lanka at the start of January for two Tests followed by a tour of […]

Eoin Morgan urges England to learn from mistakes after ODI series defeat by Australia

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Captain Eoin Morgan refused to be downcast after England ended their international summer with a rare one-day series defeat at the hands of rivals Australia, insisting the intensity of the battle will stand his side in good stead.With the series level at 1-1 after two close finishes, England were primed to close out the decider […]

Australia produce thrilling comeback to defeat England in decider

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It had to be a nail-biter, didn’t it? A men’s international summer that was at risk of not going ahead went down to the final over of its final match. Australia had been cruising, centuries from Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey taking them serenely to a target of 303. Then, from seemingly nowhere, a situation […]

On summer’s home stretch, England are ready to leave it all out there one final time

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Eoin Morgan’s 34th birthday might be the dullest and most memorable, spent in a bio-secure bubble with colleagues who became friends rather than friends and family. Thursday’s festivities were about as sterile as the surroundings at Emirates Old Trafford. A card signed by all in the morning was followed by FaceTime with loved ones. Proper […]

James Anderson eyeing Ashes tour with no talk of retirement

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The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Fresh from reaching 600 Test wickets, James Anderson stated he is set to continue through to the 2021/22 Ashes tour. Anderson became the first quick and fourth bowler overall to reach the milestone on the final […]

England vs Pakistan: Third Test final score

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The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. England drew the third Test at the Ageas Bowl to seal a first series win over Pakistan since 2010. But, really, the fifth day of the final Test of this biosecure summer will be remembered for […]

James Anderson: England great takes 600th Test wicket

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The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Michael Anderson did not want to jinx it. When Stuart Broad reached 500 Test wickets during the West Indies series, Sky showed the 34-year old a video of his friends, family, current and former teammates congratulating […]

James Anderson: England cricket legend takes 600th Test wicket

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The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. England’s James Anderson has become the first fast bowler in cricket history to reach 600 Test wickets. The Lancashire seamer joins Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble in one of cricket’s most exclusive clubs becoming […]

England fully focused on Test victory despite ‘fantastic’ James Anderson milestone, says Chris Silverwood

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Head coach Chris Silverwood has reiterated that England’s first port of call is to win the third Test, with James Anderson’s 600th Test wicket a neat bonus if and when it comes. Anderson finished day four on 599, picking up the solitary wicket of Abid Ali as Pakistan finished a rain-affected day four on 100 […]

James Anderson left on brink of 600 wickets as England’s hopes of victory against Pakistan hang in balance

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One more night’s sleep and one step closer. James Anderson has a single day of Test cricket left in 2020 to reach 600 Test wickets, as rain and bad light restricted day four to just 56 overs of play. That was enough for Pakistan to make it to 100 for two in their follow-on innings, […]